meeting of the San Fernando Valley
Republican Club will be on
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Galpin Ford, 2nd Floor Meeting Room
15555 Roscoe Blvd (just east of the 405)
There is a
$5.00 event fee, except for first time
visitors, students and guest speakers who
may attend at no cost.
Chuck Devore, Candidate for U.S. Senate,
will be our will be our featured speaker.
elected Chairman of the Republican Party of
Los Angeles County, Glen Forsch, will be
Featured Speaker: Chuck DeVore
Chuck DeVore to Challenge Barbara Boxer
for U.S. Senate
Chuck DeVore represents California's 70th
Assembly District, an area that includes
about 450,000 people in the Orange County
communities of Aliso Viejo, Irvine, Laguna
Beach, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Newport
Beach, and Tustin. His legislative committee
assignments are: Vice Chairman of the
Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation,
Veterans Affairs, and, Budget. He also
serves as a Republican Whip. He was elected
in 2004 and reelected in 2006.
Chuck has been named the Legislator of the
Year by five organizations: the California
Veterans of Foreign Wars, the California
State Commanders Veterans Council, an
umbrella organization of 19 veterans groups,
the Young Republican Federation of
California, the California College
Republicans, and the Republican Party of
Orange County. United Way of Orange County
honored Chuck in 2006 for his legislation to
Chuck served as a Reagan White House
appointee in the Pentagon from 1986 to 1988.
As Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs his
duties included working with Congress to
advance the President's foreign and military
policy. Chuck's official travels took him to
Asia, Europe, Africa, and Central America.
His initiative helped develop the Arrow
Anti-Ballistic Missile program.
website for U.S. Senate.
New RPLAC Chairman
At the Organizational Meeting of the
Republican Party of Los Angeles County on
December 6th, a new slate of officers was
elected to serve as the RPLAC Executive
Board for 2009-2010.
That slate is:
Chairman: Glen Forsch
First Vice Chairman: Lydia A. Gutierrez
Second Vice Chairman: Robert W. Vaughn
Secretary: Roger L. Eshleman
Treasurer: Gary A. Aminoff
Asst. Secretary: Constance S. Ruffley
Asst. Treasurer: Gwen S. Patrick
Glen Forsch will introduce himself at our
Meeting on January 6, 2009.
Voting Members of Central Committees
Important County Meeting
The Organizational Meeting of the Republican
Party of Los Angeles County on December 6th
was not completed due to insufficient time.
On January 8, 2009 the County Committee will
reconvene to finish organizing the State
Senate and Congressional Committees for
All voting members of the Central Committee,
or their alternate, should appear at the
January 8 meeting to complete the
The January 8th meeting of RPLAC will be at
Luminarias, 3500 Ramona Avenue, Monterey
Park, at 7:00pm.
SFVRC Calendar of Events
New Active Calendar of Republican and
have now set up a Google Calendar on our
club web site. The calendar is regularly
maintained and includes not only events of
SFVRC but many other Republican events in
the area. Organizations wanting their
information included, please send the info
to me by email.
To access the calendar, go to
http://www.sfvrc.org and click on
"Calendar" on the menu, or go to:
The calendar is in monthly mode by default,
but you can click on "week" to see the
calendar by the week. If you click on any
event it will open up and give you details.
The calendar can also be printed.
SFVRC on Facebook
SFVRC has a Facebook Group
now have a group page on Facebook. If you
are on Facebook already, go to
and click on "Join this Group."
are not yet on Facebook, you can go to
http://www.facebook.com and sign up.
The purpose of the Facebook group is to be
able to communicate more easily with our
members who are on Facebook and to be able
to organize Facebook events that support the
activities of the SFVRC and to receive
information about other Republican and
conservative activities being organized on
Facebook that we might have interest in.
How Republicans can Win
previously decided, we will not have a
featured speaker at the February meeting.
We will have open discussion about how we as
a Republican Club can do our part to bring
success for Republicans in the San Fernando
Valley, Los Angeles County, and the State of
One of the reasons for the success of the
Democrats in the 2008 election was their
ability to make use of the new media
technology to organize and to raise money.
Republicans are learning how to make use of
technology as well. There are many ways to
use social networking sites such as Facebook
and Twitter to have success politically. As
part of the February meeting I will give a
demonstration of how both Facebook and
Twitter are being used today to get the
conservative message across. While Twitter
may seem confusing to those of you who have
checked it out, there are ways to make it
useful. I will go into that in some detail.